the other day I got confused by the terminology. Maybe I'm not the only

The GIT equivalent of a CVS branch is sometimes called a branch
(git-new-branch), sometimes a tree (git-switch-tree), and sometimes a
head (which seems counterintuitive to CVS people: they only have one
HEAD; pun(s) intended).

What is worse: a tree often refers to something different, namely a
directory structure corresponding to a certain commit (which SVN people
would call revision). And in $GIT_DIR/branches, short cuts for remote
addresses are stored (and therefore I would have preferred

Maybe we should decide on a common terminology before kicking out 1.0, and
look through all files in Documentation/ to have a consistent vocabulary.
And poor me does not get confused no more.



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